Colin ‘Freakshow’ Fletcher has his first ‘real’ UFC match-up in the bag.
He will face fellow TUF runner-up Mike ‘The Martian’ Ricci at UFC 158 March 16 in Montreal, Canada at UFC 158.
Verbal agreements are in place for the bout and contracts are expected to be in place shortly.
Fletcher had an 8-1 record when he joined the cast of The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes in 2012. During the season he represented Team UK against Team Australia.
For Fletcher's first fight he was chosen to fight Australia's Ben Wall. After two rounds, Fletcher won the fight via unanimous decision and moved onto the semi-final round where he was also victorious.
Fletcher faced Norman Parke on December 15, 2012 in the finals at UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Ricci has a 7-3 record and fought once for Bellator - a loss to Pat Curran - before being called up to join the cast of The Ultimate Fighter season 16.
He made it to the finals but was defeated by Colton Smith by way of a unanimous decision. The fight took place on the same weekend that Fletcher was fighting Parke in Australia.
UFC 158 takes place at the Bell Center in Montreal, Canada and will be headlined by Georges St. Pierre against Nick Diaz for the welterweight title.
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